Sabbat Celebration - Imbloc
Or, How Our Second Catholic President Is Listening Well to the Lessons of St Bridget of Kildaire
Happy Bridget Day! To the people who follow saints, goddesses, or cycles of the earth as part of their spiritual practice, today is St Bridget's Day, the Goddess Brigid's Day, and/or Imbolc (meaning, "in the milk," the typical time of year when lamb are born and taking milk from their mothers)--the halfway point between Winter and Spring.
Now that 2020, and January 2021, is all behind us, let us look forward to the coming of better, brighter days (literally and figuratively).
Blessings for the Poor, the Sick, the Human Race
This year, with our second-ever Catholic president now in office in the US, I can't help but look over the American Rescue Plan (ARP)--President Biden's 1.9 trillion dollar proposal to help clean up the unfathomable mess that the previous Oval Office Occupier made--and notice how much its major facets embody the Prayer of St Bridget of Kildaire:
God bless the sick
God bless the human race
God bless our food
God bless our drink
Our homes, O God, embrace